Daily Archives: March 24, 2015

M8, Lagoon Nebula


The Lagoon Nebula is a giant interstellar cloud in the constellation Sagittarius. It is classified as an emission nebula and as a H II region.

Imaging telescopes or lenses: GSO Newtonian 10″ f/5
Imaging cameras: QHYCCD QHY8 Pro
Mounts: EQ6
Guiding telescopes or lenses: Stellarvue F80M
Guiding cameras: Meade DSI II Pro
Focal reducers: TeleVue Universal Paracorr
Software: Nebulosity
Resolution: 2895×1972
Dates: Sept. 30, 2011
Frames: 52×120″ bin 1×1
Integration: 1.7 hours
Avg. Moon age: 2.94 days
Avg. Moon phase: 9.48%
RA center: 270.907 degrees
DEC center: -24.377 degrees
Pixel scale: 1.119 arcsec/pixel
Orientation: -178.589 degrees
Field radius: 0.544 degrees
Locations: Brisbane, None
Author: peter_4059

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